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  • Varian Sustainability Report 2016 A

    Sustainability Report 2016Extending Care Globally, Growing Sustainably

  • welcome to Varians Annual

    Sustainability ReportWe produce annual sustainability reports as part of

    our commitment to social responsibility performance and transparency.

    About Us01 Welcome02 AboutVarianMedicalSystems

    Extending Advanced Care03 ExtendingCare05 SavingMoreLives06 TrainingtheTrainers07 ContinuingDecadesofInnovation08 SavedbyaSecondOpinion09 BenefitingfromProtonTherapy10 GlobalHealthPartnerships11 EducatingChineseCancerPatients

    Operational Excellence12 SecuringDatainanAgeofBreaches13 2015EnvironmentalHighlights14 ProgressAgainstKey EnvironmentalGoals15 SustainabilityatSaltLakeCity16 WelcomingVarexImaging17 HealthandSafety18 SupplierCodeofConduct19 ReducingTravelviatheGrid20 BroadeningPerspectives

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    CSR Around the Varian World21 RisingtotheChallenge22 VarianVolunteers

    Governance23 GovernanceandRiskManagement

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    Diagnosed early last year with left-sided breast cancer, 40-year-old office manager Marti Shelton received proton therapy because conventional radiotherapy could have increased her risk of heart disease. She traveled from her Phoenix home to be treated with Varians ProBeam proton therapy system at Scripps Proton Therapy Center in San Diego. Her young age and expected long lifespan made her an ideal candidate for proton therapy, which can protect additional healthy tissue and reduce the chances of complications later in life.1

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    Ourcomprehensive,company-widesustainabilityprograminvolvesthecloseparticipationofseniorleadersfromeachofourdivisions,locations,andcorefunctions.Weidentifyandprioritizeourmostsignificantsustainabilityissues,andreferencetheGRI(GlobalReportingInitiative)guidelinesinourreporting.Thisisthemostused,credible,andtrustedglobalframeworkforsustainabilityreporting.

    Asaresultofthisfocusoncorporatesocialresponsibility,Varianisincreasinglyrecognizedasaleadinglightinthisfield.Earlierthisyear,itwasannouncedatthe

    WorldEconomicForumatDavos,Switzerland,thatVarianremainsthehighestrankedU.S.healthcareequipmentcompanyontheCorporateKnightsGlobal100MostSustainableCorporationsindex.

    Variansmissionistohelpsavelivesaroundtheworld.Inthisreport,youwillfindsomeexamplesofhowVarianismakingapositivecontributiontothecommunitieswhereweoperate,aswellasdevisingprogramstoimproveareaswherewefallshort.

    Wehopeyoufinditofinterestandthankyouforyourattention.

    Thedatainthisreportisforfiscalyear2015(October2014toSeptember2015).

    Ifyouhaveanycommentsaboutthisreport,pleasecontactusatsustainability@varian.com

    Goonline:Inadditiontothisreport,Varianwillpublishfuturesustainabilityreports,performance,andactivitiesonthissite:www.varian.com/about-varian/citizenship

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    About varianMedical Systems

    Varian equips the world with new tools for fighting cancer, taking X-ray images,

    and protecting ports and borders.

    7,700 employees

    >650 medical linear accelerators supplied globally in FY15

    $3.1 billion FY15 revenues

    Palo Alto,CaliforniaLas Vegas,NevadaSalt Lake City,UtahCharlottesville,VirginiaSeattle, WashingtonWinnipeg, CanadaCrawley,UKBuc, France

    Helsinki,FinlandHaan & Troisdorf,GermanyBaden & Cham,SwitzerlandLaguna,PhilippinesMumbai & Pune,IndiaBeijing,ChinaTokyo,Japan

    key global sites

    >70 sales and

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    15 in North America, Europe, and China

    production facilities

    Businesses:

    > Oncology Systems:Theworldsleadingsupplierofmedicaldevicesandsoftwareforradiotherapy,radiosurgery,andbrachytherapytreatments.Alsocomprisesa$1billionglobalservicebusiness.

    > Imaging Components: ApremierindependentsupplierofX-raytubes,flatpaneldetectorssoftware,andotherkeycomponentsforfilmlessX-rayimaging.*

    > Other: IncludesVarianParticleTherapy,whichequipshospitalsworldwidewithitsProBeamsystemforadvancedprotontherapytreatments.

    >35,000 X-ray tubes and flat panels supplied globally in FY15

    Customers First Weputcustomersfirst.Ourcustomerstrustustodeliversolutions,products,service,andperformancethatenablethemtodovitalworkforpeoplearoundtheworld.

    Partner for LifeWeareunitedbypurposetohelpsavelives.Wecollaboratewithoneanotherandourcustomerstomakepatientcareandimagingsolutionsmoreeffective,affordable,andaccessibleeverywhere.Weserveallpartsoftheworldwithequalcare.

    Inspired InnovationWeturngreatideasintopracticalrealities.Wehavealwaysbeeninspiredandenergizedbythechallengeoffindingnewandbetterwaystodothings.Innovationdrivesoursuccess.

    Doing Well by Doing the Right ThingWegrowourbusinesswhileactingwithintegrity.Eachofusisresponsibleformeetingthehigheststandardsofethics,quality,andsafety.Wecareforourcustomers,ourcolleagues,andourcommunities.

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    *VarianrecentlyannouncedtheintentiontospinoffthisbusinessasaseparatecompanycalledVarexImagingfromJanuary2017.

  • Rising to the Challenge in TibetVarianwonamajordeallastyeartosupplymodernlinearacceleratorstohospitalsrunbythePeoplesLiberationArmyinChina,andthefirstofthehospitalstobeequippedunderthisdealpresentsoneofthemostchallenginginstallationsVarianhaseverhandled.Thehospitalis12,000feetabovesealevel,atLhasa,inthemountainsofTibet.

    Thisisourhighesteverinstallationandpresentsawholehostofchallenges,saidAhmadKhatib,VarianAPACsseniordirectorofsitesolutionsandprofessionalservices.TheprevioushighestinstallationofaVarianlinearacceleratorwasat9,300feetinTunja,Colombia,butthisis2,700feethigher.

    Inorderforthelinearacceleratortoworkatsuchanaltitude,Variansengineersneededtodesigntheradiotherapybunkerasapressurizedcapsuletocompensatefortheloweratmosphericpressure.

    Atthataltitudeyouhave30%lessair,andairflowisveryimportantforalinearacceleratortoworkreliably,explainedKhatib.Ifthecomponentsdontcoolasspecified,theycanoverheatandfail.With

    lessairflow,thehighvoltageregulators,suchasthoseusedinbeamgeneration,canstarttoarc,whichcanleadtocomponentdamageandfailure.

    Khatibsteamneededtodeveloptheirowntechniqueforovercomingthisproblem,asinstallationsatthisaltitudedonothaveanoff-the-shelfsolution.Pressurizingtheroomusingspecialcentrifugalfansandrootpumpcompressors,alongwithsmartcontrollinglogic,presentsnoproblemsbuttheentireenvironmenthastobesealedtopreventleakage.

    Itmustremainairtightsowehavedevelopedadouble-doorentrysystemlikeaholdingbayinasubmarinetopreventmassivelossofpressureeachtimestaffentertheroom,saidKhatib.Pressurizingthevaultmakeslittledifferencetothepatientsexperiencebecausethepressurizationisstilllessthanyouwouldexperienceonapassengerairplane.

    Khatibandhisteamhavefinishedthedesignworkandsignedwithacontractortobuildthepressurizedcapsule.Theyarenowawaitingapermitforthedesign,andtheconstructionandinstallationshouldcommencelaterthisyear.

    TheVarianlinearacceleratorwillbethefirstradiotherapymachineinthecityofLhasa,whichisoneofthehighestcitiesintheworld.Hometonearlyaquarterofamillionpeople,itisthesecondmostpopulouscityontheTibetanplateauandtheadministrativecapitaloftheTibetanAutonomousRegionofthePeoplesRepublicofChina.

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    Extending careThroughout this sustainability report, you will find examples of how Varian is extending care globally. Here, we look at some recent projects that typify this approach, as Varian seeks to roll out advanced cancer fighting technology to some of the least equipped parts of the world.

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    Expanding in BrazilEarlierthisyear,Varianheldagroundbreakingceremonywithgovernmentofficials,leadingcancerclinicians,andpartnersforitsnew50,600squarefootmanufacturing,service,andtrainingfacilityinJundia,Brazil.LocatedontheMultiviasIndustrialPark,thisVarianfacilityistargetedforcompletioninthesecondhalfof2017andwillhousearadiotherapytrainingcenter,demonstrationrooms,andmanufacturingandwarehousing.

    ThisnewfacilityispartofVarianscommitmenttopartnerwiththeBrazilMinistryofHealthtoincreasetheaccessibilityandqualityofradiotherapytreatmentinthefightagainstcancerinBrazilandacrossLatinAmerica.Oncecompleted,thisfacilitywillserveasVarianstrainingandeducationcenterforallLatinAmericancustomers,inadditiontomanufacturingandservicingradiotherapyequipment.

    Withthisnewfacility,Varianismakingalong-terminvestmenttoadvancetheknowledgeof,andaccessto,advancedradiotherapycareinBrazilandacrossLatinAmerica,saidHumbertoIzidoro,VariansmanagingdirectorinBrazil.Oncethefacilityiscompleted,weexpecttotrainhundredsofprofessionalsayearontheuseofradiotherapyequipment,andtreatmentplansandtechniques.

    Varian executives and government officials break ground for the companys new facility in Jundia, Brazil. (Pictured left to right) Pedro Bigardi, Jundia mayor; Joselito Pedrosa, substitute director, Department of Industrial Complex and Innovation in Health, Brazil Ministry of Health; Patrick Joda, senior vi